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6 Simple Mindfulness Exercises for Arthritis, Pain, and Stress

It may be hard to imagine that mindfulness exercises as simple as sitting in a quiet place and focusi
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6 Simple Mindfulness Exercises for Arthritis, Pain, and Stress
By Biggi Fraley • Issue #10 • View online
It may be hard to imagine that mindfulness exercises as simple as sitting in a quiet place and focusing on your breath can help you cope with and improve arthritis, chronic joint pain, stress, mood, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and inflammation.
Yet, many scientific studies have proven what our ancestors have known for centuries. Mindfulness exercises can improve not only your physical symptoms but also help you deal with the emotional trauma that chronic pain causes.
So, let’s get started with a menu of simple mindfulness exercises you can begin practicing today. ❤️

Mindfulness - Take a deep breath!
Mindfulness - Take a deep breath!
1. Deep Breathing
Deep breathing is an easy way to relax and let your worries go. You may have heard of it by a different name like belly breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, or abdominal breathing. It’s one of the simplest techniques you can use to relax tense muscles and ease stress. Here’s how…
2. Meditation Practices
Meditation is a mind and body practice which has been used for centuries. It calms the mind and relaxes the body and helps you cope with illness. It’s a great way to improve your overall health.
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Ten Step Meditation for Pain Relief
3. Gratitude Practices
Practicing gratitude has many benefits. It can not only improve your physical and psychological health, but helps you develop empathy while reducing aggression. It will even improve your self-esteem and help you sleep better at night.
How to Practice Gratitude | Unstuck
4. Journaling
Journaling can help you reflect on your life and become more mindful. Regular journaling practice allows you to heal emotionally, physically, and psychologically. ✍️
10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive
5. Visualization
Visualization involves imagining a beautiful serene scene, like a beach or forest, and let yourself relax into it. It can be done using just your thoughts, through guidance from a teacher or audio recording, or with a relaxing music playing. 🐚
Visualization and Guided Imagery Techniques for Stress Reduction
6. Body Scan
The body scan exercise helps you become aware of sensations in your body and relieve tension and pain. Typically starting with your feet, you slowly move your attention upward through your entire body. Here is how…
Body scan mindfulness exercise for pain
[ACTION] Begin a Daily Mindfulness Practice
There is no single relaxation technique that is best for everyone. The right relaxation technique is the one that resonates with you, fits your lifestyle, and is able to focus your mind and interrupt your everyday thoughts to elicit the relaxation response. You may even find that alternating or combining different techniques provide the best results.
New on The Arthritis Coach YouTube Channel
Matching this week’s topic, I have created a wonderful video that goes over the various types of meditations and explains what they are.
Check it out and while at it, slow down, breathe, and enjoy the relaxing music! 🎵
Meditation for Stress (Overview of the Best Types) - YouTube
Meditation for Stress (Overview of the Best Types) - YouTube
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Removing toxins is a very important aspect of reversing your arthritis!
Removing toxins is a very important aspect of reversing your arthritis!
That’s it for this week. Hopefully, you got some great new ideas for improving your health and arthritis symptoms. As always, remember to give me your feedback below, so I can continue bringing you content you enjoy and use! 😘
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